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Columbus State’s Business Management Programs is dedicated to developing well rounded management and entrepreneurial candidates that can compete and add value to a variety of industries. Students who pursue the Associate Degree of Applied Science will complete a core curriculum with emphasis on developing strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and decision-making skills. Additionally the Business Management Program offers opportunities for students to focus their skill development on growth oriented specialties such as Project Management, Operations, Nonprofit Management, and a host of specialty service areas in Entrepreneurship. Throughout the program students will focus on developing skills as a practitioner using the most current techniques and technologies which will allow them to excel with their current employer, begin a new professional career, or transfer to a Bachelor’s program with our four-year college partners.

The Project Management Certificate students will gain a basic understanding of project management and ancillary areas such as cost accounting and ethics to studying the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) at the completion of the certificate. The final capstone course allows students to assume the role a Project Manager in a simulation whereby students make decisions in a fluid realistic environment to reach their project milestones. This certificate will greatly enhance a student’s credentials or may serve as a platform to gain Project Management Institute (PMI) industry credentials such as the CAP-M or PMP. As project management is a field in high demand across all types of industries, employers will be able to see the value of this certification. Non-degree seeking students as well as Associate Degree candidates may pursue this valuable credential.

The Business Operations Analysis Certificate is comprised of a seven (7) course sequence which may be embedded within the BMGT Associate Degree or completed as a standalone program. This certificate will provide value added skills to any management practitioner overseeing a business operation in either manufacturing or a service environment. The course work will enhance analytical skills with statistical methods and develop higher level presentation skills used to present data analysis and build stakeholder support. Certificate candidates will learn how to analyze income statements, develop forecasting and costing methodologies, analyze productivity and work methods, evaluate company value chains, and apply total quality management techniques. Completion will provide a solid foundation for analysis of business operations and a stepping stone for managers wishing to pursue Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing certifications at some point in their career.

The Advanced Foundations of Business Certificate recognizes student achievement of broader skills important for entry to becoming a manager in the business world. Building upon the achievements of the Foundations of Business Certificate, this certificate adds five (5) more courses advancing to more specialized aspects of the business discipline. Students will study managing business operations, financial accounting processes, using data and statistics for business decisions, creating professional business documents, and learn about the role of the economy on business operations. In order to achieve the Advanced Certificate students must first successfully complete the Foundations of Business Certificate. Both certificates are fully embedded in the Business Management Associate Degree program and will lay the groundwork for eventual degree completion.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate consists of seven (7) courses covering nineteen (19) credit hours and can be taken in as short as three (3) semesters. This certificate provides the developing small business student/entrepreneur an expedient opportunity to gain specific knowledge of small business operations. Knowledge gained will include day to day operations, feasibility studies, market analysis, revenue identification, forecasting, and sources of financing. This seven (7) course certificate program is available to degree, as well as non-degree-seeking students.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Automotive Technology Management consists of nine (9) courses covering twenty-one (21) credit hours and can be taken in as short as three (3) semesters. This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a small business in the automotive parts or automotive service field. Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Automotive Technology such as systems, shop orientation, management, and can specialize in parts or service. Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing. This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users. Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Automotive Technology Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business. Small business owners are able to earn a certificate while improving their operations of an existing business. Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the automotive industry.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Hospitality consists of nine (9) courses covering twenty four (24) credit hours and can be taken in as short as two (2) semesters. This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a Hospitality related small business. Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Hospitality such as safety, marketing, and financial analysis. Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users. Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Hospitality Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business. Small business owners are able to earn a certificate while improving their operations of an existing business. Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the hospitality industry.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Real Estate Management consists of six (6) courses covering sixteen (16) credit hours and can be taken in as short as two (2) semesters. This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a small business in the real estate industry. Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Real Estate such as principles/practices, property management, investing, and repair. Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users. Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Real Estate Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business. Current real estate agents are able to earn a certificate while improving their operations of an existing business. Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the real estate industry.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Sport Management consists of eight (8) courses covering twenty three (23) credit hours and can be taken in as short as two (2) semesters. This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a small business in the sports or exercise field. Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Sports such as event management, law and marketing. Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users. Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Sport and Exercise Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their success for opening a business. Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the sport/exercise industry.

The Foundations of Business Certificate is a six (6) course certificate designed to recognize a student’s achievement of the basic skills necessary for employability and entry level success in a business. The certificate places emphasis on writing and composition, an overview of business disciplines, technological literacy, managing personal finances, interpersonal development and awareness, and an overall understanding of how to succeed in a college environment. This certificate is a first step for students to enter college level work in the business field and progress toward eventual degree completion.

The Foundations of Insurance Certificate is a seven (7) class sequence that prepares students for entry-level positions in central Ohio’s thriving insurance industry. The Foundations of Insurance certificate is a natural fit for students who are already in the Business Management or Finance programs.

The Managing Interpersonal Skills Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, both professionally and personally. Since more than two-thirds of the competencies desired of the average employee are interpersonal rather than technical in nature, this set of knowledge and skills is essential for effective job performance. This sequence of innovative, highly interactive courses provides students with the opportunity to learn about them- selves as well as others. This four (4) course certificate program is available to degree and non-degree-seeking students.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is an eight (8) course sequence which prepares individuals for leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, including those in the fields of adult human service, health care, cultural arts, the environment, youth service, faith-based, and professional/trade. The program is dynamic, interactive, and practical yielding insights and skills immediately applicable to the workplace. The curriculum was validated by professionals in the field and is taught by faculty with significant practical and academic nonprofit experience. This eight (8) course certificate program is available to both degree and non-degree seeking students.

The Pre-MBA Certificate The MBA (Master of Business Administration) is one of the most sought-after professional degrees not only by those currently working in business but also by many other professionals (such as physicians, attorneys, public-sector managers, and entrepreneurs) who are increasingly in need of these types of skills. The Pre-MBA Certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue an MBA, or for professionals in various fields who wish a basic grounding in business principles through an introduction to the basic business disciplines. All of the courses in this certificate can be completed online. NOTE: We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor from your target MBA college prior to beginning this certificate program, since admission requirements vary greatly.

Course Learning Options:

The Business Management Program offers many course format and modalities for traditional, adult, and long distance learners. Course offerings may include 8 week sequences as well as 15 week and 10 week format both during the day and in the evening at our main campus Delaware campus and Regional Centers. Blended course formats allow for quality instruction in the classroom to complete interactive activities and discuss difficult concepts, while assessments and other assignments are completed on-line through the Learning Management System (LMS). On-line or distance learning courses are primarily asynchronous where students can complete interactive content without coming to campus except for assessments in some cases. Many of our on-line courses also integrate web conferencing where students are required to participate in teams, attend lecture discussions or present projects. Such synchronous participation is flexibly scheduled to meet the many demands of today’s busy adult learner. Overall the Business Management Program strives to offer similar quality experiences and content coverage in small classes despite the course delivery method. The Business Management Program and faculty focus on continuous improvement across the curriculum updating technology delivery methods and discipline content to ensure every Columbus State student receives quality education.

Business Management Major

Upon completion of the program for an Associate of Applied Science with a Business Management Major, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the management functions and skills within an organizational system as they interact in a dynamic and diverse global environment
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current legal, ethical, social, financial, and economic environmental factors as they apply to business
  • Prepare and present effective written and oral business related reports
  • Work effectively as a member of a team
  • Use appropriate technology and other resources to research, analyze and integrate both quantitative and qualitative data to solve business problems
  • Appropriately apply the management functions both departmentally and to the organization as a whole
  • Assess and develop individual communication, leadership and team building styles
  • Recognize and adapt to the communication, leadership and team building styles of others.

Entrepreneurship Major

In addition to the Business Management core outcomes, a graduate pursuing the Entrepreneurship Major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills needed to start a new business
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research methods and skills needed to start, expand, or purchase a business
  • List and explain the major factors influencing the success or failure of a small business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional and interpersonal management skills needed to operate a small business.

The Business Management program has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Business Management Major

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business 3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 1111 Management 3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting 3
COMM 2200 Business Communications 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
STAT 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester . .
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
BOA 1300 Business Applications 2
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective 3
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting 3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
GEN ED XXXX Refer to approved GE list 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 4 . .
BMGT 2258 Operations Management 3
BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management 3
BMGT 2280 Professional Development 1
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective 3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 60

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

BMGT 1008 21st Century Workplace Skills 2
BMGT 1798 Study Abroad Global Business Management 3
BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior 3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics 3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Non-Profit Management 3
BMGT 2247 Legal/Financial Issues in Nonprofit Management 3
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles 3
BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques 3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management 3
BMGT 2254 Negotiation 3
BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone 3
BMGT 2901 Business Practicum/Seminar 3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 3
BOA 1122 Quickbooks 2
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance 3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKTG 1230 Customer Services & Sales 3
MKTG 2450 Services & Nonprofit Marketing 3
QUAL 1112 Total Quality Management 4
SCM 1100 Supply Chain Management Concepts 3

NOTE: Those students who intend to complete an associate degree at Columbus State Community College and then transfer to another college to complete a baccalaureate degree should confirm the math requirements at the target transfer college; math requirements vary greatly.

Entrepreneurship Major

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
STAT 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 1111 Management 3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 1110 Introduction to Economics 3
. or .
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEN ED XXXX Refer to approved GE list 3
COMM 2207 Writing for the WEB 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester . .
BMGT 2254 Negotiation 3
MKTG 1125 Social Media 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 3 . .
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective 3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BMGT 2280 Business Professional Development 1
BOA 1122 Quickbooks 2
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance 3
MKTG 2200 Digital Marketing 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
BMGT 2258 Operations Management 3
BMGT 2901 Business Practicum/Seminar 3
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 60

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business 3
BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior 3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics 3
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Non-Profit Management 3
BMGT 2247 Legal& Financial Nonprofit Management 3
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles 3
BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques 3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management 3
BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management 3
BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone 3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 3
DDG 1100 Intro to Computer Design 3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance I 3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management 3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service & Sales 3
MKTG 2450 Services & Nonprofit Marketing 3

GE ELECTIVES
(SELECT ONE)

ESSH 1101 Intro to Environmental Science, Safety & Health 3
HUM 1100 Intro to Humanities 3
PHIL 1101 Intro to Philosophy 3

(For alternative choices not on this list, please see a Business Advisor.)

Business Operations Analysis Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
MATH 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
SCM 1100 Supply Chain Management Principles 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 2 . .
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 2258 Operations Management 3
BOA 1300 Business Applications 2
QUAL 1112 Total Quality Management 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 21

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BOA 1102 Excel I 2
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 3 . .
BOA 1122 Quickbooks 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 19

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Automotive Technology Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
AUTO 1101 Basic Auto Systems 2
AUTO 1106 Auto Shop Orientation & Service 2
BOA 1102 Excel I 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 2 . .
AUTO 2101 Auto Business Management 2
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Summer Semester . .
AUTO 2201 Service Advising 2
AUTO 2301 Auto Service Management 2
. or .
AUTO 2401 Auto Parts Management 2
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 21

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Hospitality

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
BMGT 1111 Management 3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BOA 1102 Excel I 2
HOSP 1122 Hospitality Facilities & Sanitation 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 3
HOSP 2207 Hospitality Financial Analysis 3
HOSP 2246 Hospitality Sales & Marketing 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 24

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Real Estate Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
REAL 1011 Real Estate Principles & Practices 3
REAL 1012 Real Estate Law 3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 2 . .
REAL 1013 Real Estate Finance 2
REAL 1014 Real Estate Appraisal 2
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 16

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Sport Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1111 Management 3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BOA 1102 Excel I 2
SES 2529 Sport & Event Management 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 3
SES 2534 Sport Marketing 3
SES 2535 Sport Law 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 23

Foundations of Business Certificate

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business 3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL1100 Composition I 3
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 15

Advanced Foundations of Business Certificate

Semester 2 . .
BMGT 1111 Management 3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting 3
STAT 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
COMM 2200 Business Communications 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 15

*NOTE: Must complete first semester of the Foundations of Business Certificate to be eligible for the Advanced Foundations of Business Certificate.

Foundations of Insurance Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business 3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management 3
. or .
BMGT 2254 Negotiation 3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance 3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service and Sales 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 20

Managing Interpersonal Skills Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Semester 2 .
BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior 3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management 3
. or .
BMGT 2254 Negotiation
BMGT 2280 Professional Development 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 12

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Nonprofit Management 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 1111 Management 3
BMGT 2247 Legal & Financial Issues in Non-Profit Management 3
MKTG 2450 Service & Nonprofit Marketing 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 3 . .
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles 3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 23

Pre-MBA Certificate

NOTE: We strongly recommend that you first meet with the advisor(s) of your target MBA college(s) PRIOR to beginning this certificate program, since MBA programs vary greatly.

Semester 1 . .
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
BMGT 1111 Management 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
STAT 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting 3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 18

Project Management Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles 3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques 3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 3 . .
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 17